Sometimes on my morning walk I take a photo and Instagram it as a “good morning!” Today I tacked on a sharing game, and asked people to name one book that all people must read. First, I was delighted that lots of people chimed in. Then I was delighted that several of my very favourite books were listed, one of them more than once. And finally, I’ve added a few to my list.

So many great books came up that I decided to compile the list here (the links are affiliate ones, to Powells, because obviously). Feel free to add your own must-reads in the comments!

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ETA: Stupid Facebook didn’t let me know that people made more recommendations there! Here they are:

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oooooh. i can’t wait for you to read the fault in our stars. #claps like a big dork


also, that’s a kick ass list of books!

Tris Hussey

Snowcrash…Cryptonomicon…Pretty much everything by William Gibson. Heart of the Sea.


The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster


Oh, you had commenters on FB too, including me! :-) I suggested Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins.


My suggestion, The Elements of Style, was serious. It is so short, and so simple, yet so densely packed with excellent writing rules and suggestions. Everyone who ever writes anything should read it.


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